Tattoo machine, ganja among prohibited items found in Lusignan prison search

Some of the items found (Police photo)

Ranks of the Joint Services on Monday conducted a three-hour search of the Lusignan Prison and the following prohibited items were found.

  • Eight cellphones
  • Ten cellphone batteries
  • Five cell phone chargers
  • Two  Sim cards
  • Two memory cards
  • Thirty-one  improvised weapons
  • Eleven pieces of metal pipes
  • Nine pieces of wood
  • Seven phone cards
  • Three ziplock bags with cannabis
  • One  small bottle of cannabis seeds
  • One packet of cigarettes
  • One tattoo machine and ink
  • One small cannabis plant and a quantity of ziplock bags.

The prison authorities have had to grapple with rampant smuggling of items into prisons and several warders have been accused of involvement and charged.


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